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Hexagonal Boron Nitrides (White Graphene): A Promising Method for Cancer Drug Delivery.

Research paper by Shazid Md SM Sharker

Indexed on: 09 Jan '20Published on: 08 Jan '20Published in: International journal of nanomedicine



Abstract

Advances in low-dimensions nanomaterials drug-carrier have rapidly translated into clinical practice. Interestingly, the two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), so-called "white graphite" are relatively less explored compared to the post popular 2D graphene oxide (GO). However, the unique properties of h-BN nanomaterials make them well suited for the delivery of chemotherapeutic in cancer treatment. Recent studies have shown that the h-BN is a potential candidate in biomedical sciences, both as nanocarriers and nano-transducers. In this review, we discuss the various physicochemical properties and important concepts involved in h-BN nanosheets as anticancer drug carriers. © 2019 Sharker.